-- Irresistible PAOK Chalk Up Historic Road Win --
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 11
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PAOK’s unstoppable winning form continued on Wednesday in their rearranged SuperLeague clash with Larissa, as goals from Giannis Mystakidis and Leo Matos saw Vladan Ivic’s team secure an astonishing 11th win in 12 matches. For the first time in the club’s history, PAOK record five straight wins on the road in league play.
Mystakidis, who was also on target in last weekend’s gutsy win at Panaitolikos, struck in the ninth minute to set PAOK on their way to another three-point haul which was sealed by Brazilian defender Matos’ goal a minute after the hour mark.
The win continued the Aspromavri’s remarkable recent run of form which has now enabled them to move level on 32 points with second and third-placed Panionios and Xanthi, with that triumvirate of clubs 13 points adrift of runaway leaders Olympiakos.
PAOK’s attacking intentions were clear from the outset, with Mystakidis’ determined effort setting the marker. The visitors peppered the AEL goal throughout, with Gojko Cimirot smashing a shot off the woodwork just before half time.
It came as no surprise when Matos rose highest to head home a Diego Biseswar free-kick to doubled the advantage after the break and effectively end any slim hopes of an equaliser for the hosts, who struggled to create a clear scoring chance.
PAOK have now recorded five consecutive league road wins (Kerkyra, Levadiakos, PAS Giannina, Panaitolikos, Larissa), a first for the Dikefalos tou Vora in the club’s history. Even more astonishing, they have done so without conceding a single goal.